Derek Connolly (born c. 1976) is an American screenwriter and film producer, mostly known as the frequent writing collaborator of director Colin Trevorrow, including Safety Not Guaranteed, Jurassic World, and the upcoming Star Wars IX.
he was ALSO reported to be working on a remake of the film Flight of the Navigator as well as writing an upcoming Pixar film with Teddy Newton. Connolly was listed on Variety's Ten Screenwriters to Watch in 2012. In August 2015, Connolly was hired to rewrite Kong: Skull Island for Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures.
Connolly attended Palmetto High School in Miami and NYU Film School.